About me

I am particularly interested in working with addictive tendencies, depression, loss, intimacy, relationship problems and shame. As a member of the LGTB+ community, I like to support clients who are coming out as gay, lesbian or bi, (to include pan and queer) and issues that can arise around that including loneliness, difficulty connecting with others, not being our true selves or a fragile sense of self, a sense of something feeling not quite right. Often our defenses can be so strong that we get in our own way and hold ourselves back. All of these feelings need empathy & acceptance so that we can evolve into who we truly are.

I work with both individuals and couples offering using a Person-Centred model with further training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. My interest also expands towards kundalini yoga, the breath, and also looking holistically at the body and listening to where it holds tension and blockages.

Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of loss and grief at this current time. Maybe a relationship came to an end, or you have lost a feeling of routine, normality or connection to others. The world can feel like a lonely place sometimes. If you feel like this resonates with you please book a no-obligation assessment session on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

After my involvement in the field of design, I undertook a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Middlesex University and placements at the NHS, and Caris Bereavement Centre – a leading provider of bereavement and grief support in Islington. This was followed by further training to work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy with a grounding in Bowlby’s attachment theory.

In addition, I have worked for 2 years for the NHS working with the IAPT service and seeing a range of clients for between 6-12 sessions including PTSD, depression, anxiety and work related issues.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60.00. Low cost sessions are available to trainee counsellors

Availability

I currently work from E9 in Hackney on Wednesdays & Thursdays and SE1 on Tuesdays

London
E9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Sarah Janes

Sarah Janes